Major construction projects have returned to the landscape of Jacksonville's urban core. Find out where (and more) as we take a brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of January.
1. Parador Parking Garage
Future retail build-out if the adjacent Suntrust Tower reaches 65% occupancy.
The Parador parking garage project is now under construction at the intersection of Bay and Hogan Streets. The six-story, $10 million structure will contain 607 parking spaces. Street level retail will be added once the adjacent Suntrust Tower reaches 60% occupancy. The garage is expected to be completed by August 2014.
2. Downtown Cigar Lounge
The Downtown Cigar Lounge is now open at 11 North Ocean Street.
3. Southbank Riverwalk
Phase one of the reconstruction of the Southbank Riverwalk is underway. Phase one involves the demolition of the former Jacksonville Maritime Museum and Jacksonville History Center buildings.
For more information: http://www.coj.net/departments/public-affairs/headlines/new-southbank-riverwalk-construction-to-begin.aspx
Former New York Jets wide receiver Laveranues Coles Jr. plans to convert 323-325 East Bay Street into a three-story restaurant called Levels. Coles describes it as an "upscale and grown venue." Each floor will feature a bar and stage for live music. Construction should start in a few weeks with March 2014 as the anticipated opening date.
For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=541124
5. 343-345 East Bay Street
A new tenant appears to be coming to 343-345 East Bay Street. The space had previously been occupied by What's Good Jacksonville.
6. Mingle City Cafe
Permits have been issued for the addition of handicapped restrooms at 119 Adams Street. The work is being done for a restaurant called Mingle City Cafe.